Diaz, 25, earned the silver medal in the 53kg category of women’s weightlifting. It was the first Olympic medal an athlete from the Phillipines has won in 20 years. The last came when Mansueto Velasco took silver for boxing in 1996.
Lindenwood University students Angelika Trujillo, Victoria Smith and Jessica Causey, attended the 26th International Carbohydrate Symposium in New Orleans July 17 – 22, taking home top honors for a poster presentation.
Lindenwood University-Belleville recently held the dedication of the Alice E. Ackermann Welcome Center, honoring the late Belleville resident, teacher, and musician, Alice Ackermann.
Representatives of the United States Postal Service, SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital–St. Charles, Lindenwood University, and St. Charles city and county cut the ribbon on Aug. 1 for the new U.S. Postal Service offices in the University Commons development across the street from Lindenwood’s campus.
Lindenwood University – Belleville Men’s Soccer is set to host Southwestern Illinois College in the annual Mayor’s Cup to kick off the 2016 home season. The game will take place Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. on Lindenwood – Belleville’s home field. This will mark the seventh consecutive year the two teams face off in the Mayor’s Cup.
The Lindenwood University women’s golf team was recently named the recipient of the 2015-2016 All-Scholar Team GPA Award by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA). The award recognizes the women’s collegiate golf program with the highest collective team grade point average, which includes all of the team’s student-athletes for the 2015-16 season. Lindenwood’s 10 team members had an average GPA of 3.901.
Kay (Dunham) Wilkinson (’60) was named the 89th recipient of the Lindenwood University Alumni Merit Award during the university’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 14 in St. Charles, Mo.
Belleville native Kay (Fischer) Lippert has seen Lindenwood University evolve into something vastly different since she graduated from the St. Charles campus in 1966. At that time, Lippert, who graduated from Belleville Township High School, said the university was a small all-girls school that looked quite different from the 500-acre campus that is now home to the university.
When Ben Holtmeyer (’16) enrolled at Lindenwood University in August 2012, his emphasis was in broadcasting. However, after adding an emphasis in media management and sales as a senior, Holtmeyer would take a course that changed his career direction.
Lindenwood University’s vice president for enrollment management, Dr. Joe Parisi, and director of evening and graduate admissions, Tyler Kostich, recently received an Employer Support Freedom Award, which is given in recognition of an employer’s support for employees who serve in the military.